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Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.

There were stray reports that an overenthusiastic government favaouring total digitalisation may go in for banning the cheque books.

It is gratifying to note that the government won't proceed with the reforms this way.
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HC approached for protection for voting
Kannur: UDF

candidate K.Sudhakaran approached Kerala High Court with a petition seeking police protection

for the electorate to fearlessly vote in the constituency.

Para-military forces should be

deployed to enable the people to exercise their franchise peacefully, according to the pe
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Our candidates are a qualified lot
Kottayam: Don’t think Lok

Sabha membership-seekers are some unlettered lot. At least in Kerala, many, nay almost all, have

brilliant academic records.

In the Legislative Assembly, Seethi Haji’s bio recorded an entry

of LP, which in his own words stood for “Loka Parichayam”.

The edu
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SNDP Yogam for equi-distance
Kottayam: The SNDP Yogam

also finds it prudent to apply the policy of equi-distance to political parties in the ensuing Lok

Sabha elections.
SNDP Yogam activists should vote in the election cutting across community

and political considerations, according to an editorial that appeared in
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EC notice to Chidambaram on BJP's complaint
New Delhi: The

Election Commission on Sunday issued a notice to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram for

violating the model code of conduct.

The Election Commission has sought a reply from

Home Minister P Chidambaram for reportedly offering poll sops during a visit to Rajasthan for a
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No talks held with UDF: Veerendrakumar
Kalpetta: Janata Dal

(S) state president M P Veerendrakumar has affirmed that his party has not held any discussions

with the UDF in Kerala.

He felt that the statement made by KPCC president Ramesh

Chennithala about his interest in working with the Janata Dal was made in his personal
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Stable govt essential for imparting development : OC
Kottayam: Opposition Leader in Kerala Assembly, Oommen Chandy, has maintained that only a

politically stable government can lead the nation to development and prosperity.

He was

inaugurating the political policy delineation convention of Kerala Vishwa Karma Sabha at KPS

Menon Hall he
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